Can world's water crisis be solved?
Combining good policies and management practices with right technologies could eradicate the global water shortages, argue Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Asian migration to the Gulf
As we celebrate the Asian Century, don't forget that the majority of emigrants from Asia go to the Gulf countries, where many suffer terribly -- to this very day.
Asia's wasted migration opportunities
Older, labor-scarce Asian countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan are wasting migration opportunities from their younger, labor abundant Asian neighbors.
Quality: most pressing water problem
The real long-term water problem the world is facing is the continued deterioration of its quality, rather than its physical scarcity, argues Asit K Biswas.
Asian Americans key for Democrats in 2016
Asian Americans are staunchly Democrat, and the fastest growing population group in the US. They will be critical for Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat candidate in 2016.
Connecting the policy dots in food, energy and water
Much wastage of food, energy and water can be avoided if countries just take an integrated approach, argues Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management, and Leong Ching.
Asia's migrants remittances
In 2012, Asia's overseas migrants sent home to their families more than $220 billion in remittances. What are the remittances worth to Asia's developing economies?
Marriage migration in East Asia
Migration by women from developing Asia for marriage with men in rich Asian countries is now a dynamic form of migration in East Asia. But it has also become a new avenue for human trafficking.
Asian migration to the West
The US, Canada, UK and Australia are blessed with a wave of skilled migrants from Asia, according to a recent OECD report. Continental Europe, Japan and Korea are missing out on this dynamic.
Freedom of the Press in Asia
The recent strike and protests by journalists at Southern Weekend are harsh reminders of the repression of press freedom in China and many other Asia countries.
Richardson and Schmidt to North Korea
Former US Ambassador to the UN, Bill Richardson, and Google chief, Eric Schmidt, are now in North Korea, defying the advice of the US State Department. We think the mission is a very good idea.
Asia's Innovation Cities
As Asia's economies climb the development ladder, strategies must shift from absorbing and adapting global knowledge to innovation. And cities are the hubs where most innovation takes place.
Russian Spring for Christmas?
Steve Howard, Secretary General of The Global Foundation, has shared with us this message of hope from Moscow.
Don't forget that Russia is the largest Asian country in terms of land mass.
Canada's "Asia-competency" deficit
To be a winner in the Asian Century, you need to "know" Asia. Unfortunately, Canada is being held back by an "Asia-competency" deficit.
Asia in 2013
Asia will muddle through in 2013, benefiting little from the revival of the US economy. But as in 2012, there will no doubt be some surprises.
Asia's retarded services sectors
Except for the cases of Hong Kong and Singapore, the services sectors in Asia face many restrictions on doing business, which retard the region's development.
Rule of Law in Asia
The rule of law is fundamental to achieving communities of opportunity and equity - communities that offer sustainable economic development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.
Even North Korea is changing
More and more North Koreans now have access to information from the outside world that starkly contrasts with official propaganda. Could this undermine the control of this authoritarian state?
"Multidimensional poverty" in Asia
Poor people suffer from multiple deprivations, whose intensity varies by country. Many Asians who have escaped "income poverty" ($1.25 a day) have no access to health or education services.
Asia's uneven development
Asia has achieved a stunning reduction in the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day. But the region is lagging behind on progress on health, nutrition and education.
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